The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 29, 1947 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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VOL. XL1V—NO. 314 BlythevlUe D»U> N«wr BlythevUl* Courier BLYTHEVILLE 'COURIER NEWS THK DOMINANT NEWSPAPER, nir vnuT-u»»«T inu-..^,.- . . "^^ ••«<• W T ^.^ ~~~ — *"nornrtM ur NORTHS*BT ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ~ Blytheville iltr»ld Valley L««d*r School Planning Group to Report JA Mass Meeting All Citizens Urged to Attend Session to Be Held Monday Night A mass meeting of citizens of Blytheville School District Number 5 will be held in the High School Auditorium Monday nijfht' at 7:30 to hear a report of the Citi/eiis School Committee on progress to dale in seeking $50,000 for the purchase of a new high school site. This mass meeting was decided upon at u session of the Citizens School Committee last', .night at City Hall and has been culled in conformity with the plan ayraeci upon at a meeting early this nionMi of business and civic leaders and school board members. The first meeting resulted in the appointment of the Citizens School Committee and it was decided that plans formulated by the committee, composed of school board and Chamber of Commerce members, would be presented at a future meeting. Group to Submit Report The committee Monday night will report its progress to date and ask i citizens attending for their assistance and suggestions in raising the $50.000 to be acquired this year through contributions for the purchase of the new Blytheville High School. Appointed a week ago to handle house-to-house solicitations in the residential sections in 'a drive to raise the $50,000, a seven-woman committee reported to the group last night that a canvass 01 the residential district has been completed. This, however, was not a fund canvass, as opening Sate for the drive has not yet been an. nounced. The drive committee's canvass listed home-owners in each wurd. Pride Addition, Yarbrb and in that part of the school district lying Immediately outside Blytheville. This also included, number in family and father's .occupation. The Citizens School Committee announced today that it is planning ..•? fvnd. r,impaii?n thr.t "wiU -reach every citizen of School District'No! 5 in'ah effort to permit every citizen to make a fair and equitable > contribution to this worthy cause." It was pointed out by a" memb»r of the committee that while the public here has teen called upon to contribute to many worthy causes in the past, this is the first time it is being to contribute directly to its own public school and needs "If the schools of 'Blytheville had received all the money contributed by the public in the past five years to outside causes, the school di> trict would have had more than enough money to purchase a site and erect a suitable school build- ma," another committeeman stated In urging Biytheville citizens to attend Monday night's meeting, the school planning group Issued this statement: "The committee feels that it is now time that we, the people of School District No 5 should look to the needs of 'our children, the future citizens of 10- rnorrow." Blytheville Woman Takes Miamated Shoe Deal to Court; Asks for Damages What humor there Is In a pair of mlsmatcd shoes died quickly when Mrs. G. W. Moore, operator of the East Main Loan Co. here, found she was the owner of 1300 pairs ol shoes, most of them reportedly "not mates." So when I. E. Hanover of the Southern Jobbing Co. in Memphis, who sold her the shoes, nlleecdl/ refused to let her return the merchandise, Mrs. Moore filtkl suit in Circuit Court there, asking $2203 damages. Her suit, prepared by Claude P Cooper, Blytheville attorney, contains these charges and slates Mrs. Disabled War Vets Observe Tag Day Throughout State Forget-me-not tag days smn- sored by the Arkansas Chapter of I he Disabled American Ve'.er.vis' organization, were conducted hi-ro today and yestrday for the benefit of disabled veterans in Arkansas. The program here was under supervision of John P Klein, director of llic state-wide campaign. The "forget-me-not- is made l.y disabled veterans in government hospitals and is used by the chapters and state departments of the national military organization lor their annual fund-raising campaign, proceeds of the drive hfre will go into the state department treasury for aid to the disabled veterans throughout the state Organized following -h c first world war, the DAV has 100000 members. Mr. Klein was assisted by W W. Bennett and Kenney Tillcy here. Temperature Here Rises Nearer Level for Spring Lowest temperature recorded In Blytheville during last night was J6 degrees, according ( 0 Robert E. "laylcck. official weather observer. Thursday's rainfall brought -.04 of an inch of mokturo, he reported. Because the rain gauge.froze dur- '•ing Thursday night's cold snap, this report was not available yesterday. Canning Plant Manager Addresses Kiwanis Club OSCEOLA. Ark., Mar. 29.—Welby Young, manager of the Mississippi Valley Canning Company here, was guesl speaker at the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club al Ihe grade school cafeteria last night. His topic was "Cooperative Farm- inn." th through Hanover In March, Phone Company To Place Cable Long Distance Lines To Be Free From Weather Hazards Additional long distance telephone facilities, free from weather hazards of ice and wind, arc planned for Blytheville and adjacent territory, it was dlscloser today by P. J. Poe, manager here for the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. . Mr. Poe said that coaxial cnblc is to be placed underground between St. Louis nnd Memphis and through Blytheville, Osceola and West Memphis nnd that a "repeater station" will be erected near here. Tho Blytheville repeater station will be one of the two main stations on the route, he ndded The cable also will pass through or near Osceola and West Memphis and it is believed smaller repeater stations will probably be built in the vicinity of those towns "Actually," Mr. Poe snid. "it will Th per jl aps late next year before the cable Is in use. Engineers of the Long Lines Department of Ihe Bell System are now enginMriiiK toe Job and it will be several months more before this phase of the lob Is completed." Part of Mammoth Project In explaining the function of repealer stations, Mr. Poe said Ihey 5erv *.sosrtewhal• the' same function At : '^ch.retieater',statlon alon^ "he t>t. Louis-Memphis route, "new energy will be given voice currents he added. The St. Louis-Memphis 1 cable i • Part of the Bell System's plan to construct a 12,000-mile network- of coaxial cable by tho end of 1950 Poe said. The company Is gahiK ahead nt full speed on Inying this new type of cable which provdes hundreds of pathways for lone rj- tance calling. The cable iHo de rad thnt WhCn ncUvork television through this ncwftype of "cabin" 6 "' Special plow equipment will be used to bury the coaxial cable in the ground. Mr. Poe stated although the portion being t ' 0 utft through Blytheville proper will be placed in underground conduit. The cable measures about two inches in .£^ a whir^rmi^,S: ve°rs'atl,T riy 2 '°° 0 tClC ' )ho "' «"Rupert Byler's Second Trial To End Today c "ml prosecuting a i- their arguments In court tday biddiii" Byler" "'" °' 34 - ycar -° ld R "Port M,I? e sl " te antl lic fe»se rested their cases yesterday after Bvlcr gave his version of events leading up to the slaying Dcc . 4 , 945 of ohcriff Lawrence Harber Byler told the jury that Harber and Deputy Sheriff ' Austin Tosh abused him, hit hi m on t he head aiid drew a gun before he blasted Harber in the face with n shotgun. Tosh, a star witness for the state, told a different story. He said when he and Harbor attempted So serve a warrant, the Bylr.- clan attacked them c n masse, in ihe brawl, Tosh said, he was disarmed, and Harber w as shot white' his hands were raised above Ms head in surrender. Byler was convicted and sentenced to Ihe electric chair last March, but the Arkansas Supreme Court remanded the case for a now trial. N. Y. Stocks Foreign Policy Leaders praise Warren's Talk Senators Act Quickly To Block Demand for Ban on Arming Greeks WASHINGTON, March 29. (UP) — Semite foreign jjollcy leaders moved today to block demands for i ban on the shipment of arms to Greece man's aid program. Sen. Edwin C. Johnson, D., Colo, wns leader of n group which favored limiting .U. S. aid to icr.el goods. Johnson advocated giving Turkey no nld whatsoever. Meanwhile there was praise <m Capitol Hill for Warren R. Austin'? explanation to the United Nations Security Council of this country's stand on the Greco-Turkish situation. Austin, U. S. delegate lo Ihe UN. said Mr. Truman's prObi-nm was a stop-gap measure Intended to .serve only iiptll .the world ponce organization could assume such lasks on Its own. Sen. H. Alexander Smith, R., N J who has warned repeatedly nsj.'.inst by-passing UN, hailed Austin's statement as n "clear indication" thai international organs would be asked to cooperate in the nld program. Austin hinted nt the same tin™ that this nation's stop-Communism Dolicy may be extended beyond the Middle East. This wns bucked up by the statement of undersecretary of the Navy'-John L.' Sullivan who said the U. S. Navy's "knowlcauo and advice" would be available io all free nations. >. Chairman Arthur H. Vandcimci'g of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee indicated that a barrage of amendments to curtail Mr. Truman's alrt progrunf would i-ecniv short shrift.' Ho drove for cam-' mittco approval of the plan next week. But Johnson served notice he would carry liis light to a finish on the Senate floor. Trimble Delays CrainCdse Ruling Attprrteys Instructed To Submit Briefs on Motion to Dismiss , Ark., March 29. i—Attorneys were given 30 days here yesterday by Federal Judge niomas C- Trimble to file written briefs supporting oral arguments that jamcs.-H. Grain should not be removed' as co-trustee and general manager of the 5D,000-acre Lee Wilson plantation in Mississippi County. , The action came after two days of arguments on a petition by two heirs of the Wilson Estate to remove Craln. Signing the petition were Mrs. Victoria Wilson Wesson and Mrs. Marie Wilson Howells, daughters of the late Lee Wilson. Grain's attorneys argued that 11 other heirs, holding 66 per cent of the stock, were Indlspenslb| c parties to the suit and that Iwo heirs, controlling 34 per cent of the stock, dtd not have the power to break the trust. Mrs. Wesson 'and Mrs. Howells are seeking to dissolve the trust and convert it into a corporation. Their attorneys argued yesterday that the 11 other stockholders aic not indispensible parties to the suit If the court should decide Hint the manager had been "unfaithiul" to his obligations. Tlie plaintiffs originally petitioned the court to remove Grain and award judgment against him and AT&T ......... Amer Tobacco . . . ] Anaconda Copper Beth Steel ...... . Chrysler .......... Gen Electric . . Gen Motors ...... Montgomery Ward N Y central ..... Hit Harvester . . . North Am Aviation Republic Steel . was dismissed, and a petition asking only hU removal was filed. Psceo/o Man Meads State Hospital Board LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 29. (UP)— The State. Hospital Board of Control yesterday elected Paner White, Osccola business man, as Its next chairman to succeed Henry Donham of Little. Rock, who resigned several months ago. Dr. joe Rushton of Magnolia was elected vice-chairman, and Mrs. H. B. Ingram ot Conway was re-elected secretary. White nntt Rushton arc two of three new members of the board lhat met In Little Rock yesterday and conferred with Gov. Ben L»- ney. Earlier In, the day, Benton Publisher. L. B. White had turned in his resignation as a board mem LLIS.: Alt KANSAS, SATUKDAY, MARCH 29, |<M7 his family of $508,612. Thc action- O f .-« 40 1-4 ber, and lat»y appointed Wood . . ....... Socony Vacuum . Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp. ^ Packard . ....... U S Steel 91 1-2 98 1-4 35 1-2 GO 3-8 58 3-8 17 1-2 87 1-4 10 28 1-4 9 1-8 14 1-2 22 3-8 67 1-8 CO 1-2 6 1-2 •H TOR- w. Jones o( Benton as his sue cessor. After Inspecting the Little Rock unit, the board set Friday, April 11, as the date for the next meetYg. N. YTCotton open high low close Mar. . 29SO May 3611 July , 3430 Oct. 3110 Dec 3015 Spots close 3005: Critical'Moment Wheeler Named To Investigate Navy's Oil Deals Purchases in Middle East Said to Have Cost $16,000,000 Too Much SINGLE COMES FIVE CENTS I). A. X rick son Thc XB-3U, giant six-engine. l<jug-i in numbers al the Ft. Worth, phut a stop nl the end of the ninifcay <!. S. (Jrceii •aiifjo bomber, now uclntf bunt of Consolidated Vultee, rolU to , . in I''l. ' Wnrlh atlcr ninkln,; n successful landing with .tha rlgnt landing K c-ar .Inoperative. Pliol.i D. A. Erickson and G. S. Green |reinnlned with the ship niter Dulling out 12 other men 'aboard. (N8A I'liQloa.) Sheriff /ssi/es Shoot-to-Ksll Order TIo Deputies in Milk War '• . By C1IAKI.KS D. NKTIIAWAY Culled Tress Staff Corre.ipumlcjil NEW ORLEANS, ' March 20.-Gov. Ji.mnie Davis i n - lervcnod today in . Louiaiana'p militant milk war 01. the . heels of a tiVeat from The governor appointed an , _, trillion hnard.lo seek out both'side's' and effect a settlement In the flva- day old .strike which ,has resulted in shootings, hl-jacklug of ancks and raid's on trains for milk cargoes. Sheriff Teddy Martin of.. West Feliciaua Parish told news': reporters to "go ahead and warn" milk strikers that he was prepared to cbn- voy trnckloads of 'mi|k thioiiuh blockades. ' . "I warn them this is no plaything," Martin said. "We're not going to make any arrests. We're going to kill them. Go ahead and warn them. It'll save those babies getting killed. There's, not goine, to be any mob violence in West Foll- ciana." Martin, with the help of adjoining East Baton Rouge Parish authorities brought 3,000 gallons of -milk into New Orleans last night without incident. Convoy Goes Through Martin's' men moved Ihe miik to the East Baton Rouge line nnd deputies of the latter parish brought the lluld into the capital. Sheriff Newman Dcbretton of East Baton Rouge had deputies posted at the county line when trucks under convoy from West Pcllciana arrived with the milk. Debrctton had called on the governor to "help put n stop lo hijacking milk trucks Ry armed men.'' Ben H. Gr.ivson. geiier*! manager to "shoot to. kill" .sinking . w Orleans housewives • Ivor's tlntt to feel tile pinch of ilwlml- milk supplies, bill no unnsr- cucy shortnsc has yet dcrcloiioil. the Louisiana Motor Transport Assn., told Davis earlier icn and goons" were trucks and automobiles. Grayson asked Slate Ally. ."Bun . firlny : on Gen _ ........t. V^VHLU /llVy. ^JCIl. Fred s. Lcblnnc if it f s illegal for: Armed Ihugs to block highways and search trucks. drive?"" 1 Un '°" ccrs to k| a"iP tr"<* "Racketeers under Ihe guise and c oak of labor- to fire on trucks on the highways. "Goons with a labor affiliation to Impound private trucks and refuse their release." Isaac Towiwciid. non-slrikitic dairyman, filed kidnap charges al Baton Rouge on behalf of Joe Por- tcl, his driver. Earlier non-nrik-r Otis Bahnm was shot in the arm when he ran a blockade. ICC Itcfuscs (n Haul Milk Porlel said lhat four untdenli- led striking farmers stopped his truck, dumped 600 gallons of milk and forced him lo ride In an aUo- mobile to Amite. stoim-centci' of the conflict, while hi.-, Irnck »a- impounded with 10 other vehicles Irs. Evelyn Holt )ies in Florida Former Blyrhcvillc Woman's Body to Be Returned for Burial T" Mrs. Evelyn King Holt, wife of canard w. Holl of East St. Louis. I., and formerly !of Blyliievlllc cd suddenly tills mornliife,- at alncavlllc, FI.i., wlicro she wns slling relatives while recuporal- ie from an illness, she was 3K Daughter of Mrs. Robert E. Lee Ing nnd the Idle Mr. Kir g ol' lythovlllc, stic wns born hero here her family long resided Married here, Mr. nnd Mrs Holt ovcd lo St. Louis 13 years n^o. ejjIniiiiiB a business career after loving to St. Louis, she was 1111111"- jer (> r the Webster Wall Paper ompany store at Ensi St. Louis 10 cars. Stricken 111 Into last summer alter the flood In St. Ixjuls. which •damaged their home, Mrs. Holt hail spent much of the lime at. Harncs Hospital. Believed Improved, she went to Florida lo visit her xlslcr. Mrs. Roy A. Dean, and family, several weeks 'ngo. Stricken this morning, she died shortly nfler being removed ( O a hospital. Besides her husband, she is survived by n son, Leonard W. H<,1; Jr., of East St. I/mis; her mother, who came March 1 for an extended stay here: ,me brother. R. Mori Is King of Cleveland, Miss., nnd tlvn sisters. Mrs. Hugh Nelson Thompson of Cleveland, Mrs. Samuel p, Morris of Blytheville, Mrs. Rov A Dean of Gainesville, Fln.,<VMrs. Thomas W. Miller of Hatticsbur;!, Miss., and Mrs. Hibbcrt Botlom of East St. Louis. •'.;. Funeral arrangements were; jfi- completc at noon today but services and burial will take place In Blytheville. Relatives from O'jt of town to arrive here, beginning tomorrow, will be nt (he Morris home, BIO West Walnut. filed Dlst. Ally. Dcwcy Sanchez lour John Doc warrants for o... ,.„ imping, theft and unauthorized use of movable property against Portel's abduclors. Strikers challenged a Gulf, Mobile and Ohio [rain at Bogalusa. La., but withdrew when trainmen assured them that no milk was being carried. H was the fourth train checked by striklnj dairymen since ... B .. , u ,v »,.,«« the revolt against n 50 cents per 2967 2952 2955 . hundredweight price reduction dc- 3S24 3598 3000 creed by New Orleans dairies 3441 3425 3430 Illinois Central Railroad officials 31SO 3095 3095 I have clamped an embargo on milk .3020 3000 3000 shipments between Memphis, Tcnn. down 10, I and Now Orleans lo nver't, Inci- Rites in Caruthersvitlc For Mrs. Alfred T. Benton Services were held yesterday afternoon for Mrs. Susie Lynch Ben- Um, who died at her home in Caruthersville, Mo.. Wednesday following a short Illness. She wx-i Wj. Shc was the wife of Alfred Taylor Benton and also is .survived 4jy her mother, Mrs .O. G. Moose of Akron, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. W. B. Manning of Enterprise. Ala., 'Mrs. Earl Sa'.ilmon of Crawforth- ville, Iiid , and Mrs. Ho'sert Duna- ^•nv.'t of Sparta, Ky.; and t\vo brothers, George and John Lynch, >>oth nf Akron, Ohio. . rfurch 20. (IIP) Committee lodny retained former Sen. Uurton K. Wheeler, who gained Ing 'tho Tenpof Dome oil scandnl; to assist its study of u. S. purchases of Middle Enst oil. Whcelof, Montana IDniiwi-at wra defeated.- for; re-election Inst ycur Knlhltiuml of \Vhcelui'n nld wns nni)nunte.i shortly nflor disclosure I hiil, President Truman supported I his commitled'.H demiind thnl It br given access to Hip late Pri-sldsnil iiooscvclt's flics <in Arabian oil <KI|.I Chairman Owen llrewsltr. R., Mo. mild tliu conunlltce was di!i;ply'voii- ce'rncd aboiit rhnrijiw mnde by Jnini'f. A. Mnirull. a funnrr oil tii-in Ihnt the -Navy Imcl (iiiW uxcf-*l"c, prices for Arablnn nil. lirew.ster snld Hint the ciiinnilllci> hud retained Wheeler to mnkc an fxhnustivn study of MolU-tl'd r.liar- KO.s nnd to rcpurl I? the coiimiHtcr on 'what futuro hlcps. |f n'ny he llmnithl should ho lukcii. llrttw.stcr said llic n>miii!ll<>r ]\»t\ ixrn assured thnl I'lX'sliicnl Tm- ninh "very promptly" would rcipicM the executor of 1'rrkldent nous yells estnlo lo unlock his tiles for the coinmltleo. 'I'ho Illes worn cxpocled in contain correspondence concornlnir n cut-rale offer inudc by MoITell In 10-11 lo furnish Arablnn oil After comlilellun of Muffelfa tlmoiiy, lirowster recessed (lie | jiili unlll Wheeler reports hla nml- 'J'h« tlialriniui saldi Hie Investt- Kullvn was nfi-'toa Krral » IIIIIB- MolloU icKlllli-d 'ih,'a 'i'he r 'Nn'vy ifjected his odor and piiiil siibsld- larlc.s of stnndnrd oil of Oallfi.rnln and tlio Tcxns Company n niitoh nlghor price thnn ho offered when he WHS hcnd of Iheiio I'ln; couunlttco cninpllc<l n com- liarnllvc tnWc from Muffctt's Ilgi.rcu nisd a Navy roporl. H showedVial the Navy In tlio pusl suvon yours pair! M!>,«70.000 tw Middle Kasi oil rampai-fd id n ,. os t ,,f $;);HI|,T OOU undtr.;M () |fetl's offer. ^V!,.?;i!'J';'»» l ''l«'''«l.ll h»<l ntii •i ;,.- becm Mffavaijtiiil chatcs.? I. " -, ic .oil OthoStanfield Wins National Jaycee Honors 01 ho Slnnflckl, national director of .the United Junior Clmmber of Commerce for Arknnstn. thla morning received a congratulatory letter from State Jnycee President "en posty of Crossctt for being the only national director lo receive mitonal recognition for his Jnycco work during the past year. In n special bulletin from nn- loiial hendciuartors, Mr. stimflcld this week was listed us on of Iho seven men in the national organization who hod completed his Jny- cco asslunmcius for llic past year. Each officer of the USJCC is »"»"o. «-<n»]j uecr, uom given ccitnln assignment for each visor of schools, presided year. Tho olher «lx completing v»»«««-i 01«. ^in MJJI i; mi; their assignments i v er c stale Jaycc presidents. In completing u nsslcnmenls, Mr. Stnnflcld organized Iwo Jaycee dubs, presented Iwo charters and nltcnclcd five state board mccl.- 1'igs. one national convention and one national board meeting, in addition to spending a yt-nr In publicizing Arkansas nntlrmnlly and serving ns n slate public relations man. Mr. Sinn Mold travelled 1500 miles nnd spent 15 days In Jiiycco work. More Red Cross Money Received For North Missco Contributions received :it the Hed Cross financial drive headquarters bore, since reports we re Issued, showed n f.otnl of MO.QGHB turned In by workers in North Mississippi County. Solicitations turned In to leaders Of the drive In the past' few days totaled J17J.50 pushing North Mississippi County 5872.48 over the fpiota. Official tabulation is bcins completed this weekend In r.rrpan- tion of being reported lo Ihc National headquarters. Noble Gill, drive chairman, stated. In State Contest Ruth Sony, 'BiythevlUo School senior and winner In liio nreix American Leijlon Oralorlcal Oonlcst, placed third In the suvle contest ycsloi'flity at etiite Teachers College, Coiiwuy.' Tom Landers of North' Little Hock, won first plivce. and second jiliicb went to Ann McClerkln ol Montlcvllo. Miss Biny' s rpccch, with'which stio won Iho dlsti'lol and area con- [, wns enlitlcd "ThBjRIahts We Uefciui. Shu wns accompanied tp Con'i: I. Seay, nnd tvjUs Luiiif'k- W'M- lieliu, her H pciS!h. couch. '•' Girl al Boynion Wins Contest Mississippi County Spelling Champion To Go fo Memphis Mnry LOU i>urk«r, vnlldlctinlan of Ihe ei|;hth giadu cla.s nl HoyiHon, this morning won the Mississippi County SfiellhiK Hce championship al I ho Coui'lliouno here, 'i his was im elimination iianU-st for tlie animal Mlil-H.iulb Sp'jUini; Ut'e.sixm- sortMl by Uiu Pi'css-E-ch'nUiir ' w hl:n will Us hold Ajirl) M In Memphis. •Mary Lim, Mr. nnd Mr«. O. L. p.itkor of lloyntnn, spoiled "vncnnulos" and "vnnlly" to defeat Guoldn Slmp.fon uf Uln-k- ivntc-r. who trlmied on "vncnnelun 1 us she began "v«n." iMitry Lou'-was icoulrcd Ic. spell imolhei word cor- i'«M!liy 'to determine her chnmplbn- shlp. Bho wns nwnvded u #!> bond Uy II. o. Kiiitpfinjyhcrgcr uncl will Iju awarded nnolhor $H. bond when she enter,, the Mld-Soulli 1 Rat-h entrant In this contest will •an nwnvded n bond and ih c wiuntfr will rccul'/e a trip to- l-he National t'pcllhii! Bee in Washington, •». c.. Miy 20. with nil expenses pnlu' for a week's Irlp. The Nivtlonnl .Spelling Bee offers $2.(100 In prims. 'Mnry. Lou wasn't sure how slio Fell lortuy w hcn slio won (ho coi^ test tout Him admitted Hint "i didn't BO! ucai'cd mill) t| 1(! | nst two or Ihreo words, uul then— whew I" 3ho will eiitec Lcaohvlllc High School, next yuiir.' v ... . •. • Win* ^.Second iplxcc .Second .;i)iaoc . whmcr QUold Simpson .realized 1 - as'•• she - : .b'jKn: spoiling .."vacancies"' that s hc 'hai made in, error and atiiriocl to will., awny. ; • . • ; -,-. Other contestants' were Francllle Muloch. o.-tccola; James Lewis, Victoria; Harold Jill], Luxor«;-.Elnoni Curtis, O'Donald Bond; Sue Orsburn, Blytheville; ' Dolores Edcns, MIlllKnn; Margarpt Tinslcy, Shnw- nce; BonJ.nnln Bqrowsky,. Manlln' Willis R.. ProHitt, Whllton; Helen Hornden,, Wilson; Mnrtlia Tnrt Promised Land. Bllllo Juckson, Recce; Kenneth L-jiicli. Niimticr Nine; Valeln Pierce, Uurdettc; I/ivu-cia Keiiifan, Shady Drove; Julia Cruse, Leachvillo; Clifford Vcacli, Brlnkley and Maxine Summers, pyess. :, Judges were w. P. Ellis of VI:- toria; A. E. Caldwcll of Uiythc- vllte. Mrs. Neva Forst of Dyes:; Dennis Mullen of Promised Land and Larry Crook of Whltlon. L H Autry of Bnrdette proiiounceU words. Philip Deer, Comity siipcr- Voters to Pick City Officials Tuesday, Apr. 7 Blytlicvlllo voices will go to the polk Tuesday to cnsl n compll- luenlary v o! c fnr five unopposed candidates to fill Hint number oJ city offices for the next two years. With no conlesls In the election ticket. „ itgiii VO | C , s expected. The following |,nvc been named !|S 1K >i; lug places here: Fire Sta ! ion Nuin- tcr 2. 1900 West Main; Ulan TIenth 1 ° . west Main and are from H'ftb Hall. Voline hours a.m. unlll G:3o p.m. Elections also will be held' h Luxora. Joiner. Kclscr, Leachvillo Manila and Dell. Donald Gone Lane nf Sleelc, Mo., Dies Here Donald Gene Lane. H-yciir-okl sen of P'tirl Lane died this mcrnin:j pilal. Fnnera! services will be held 'Monday afternoon, 2:30 o'clock, nt tho cimrc.'i of Christ In Stcelc" with burial following In VA Representative to Address Legion and VFW W. H. Pope, contact representative for the Veterans Administration office here, will speak on National service Life Insurance at meetings of Blylhcvlllc veterans organizations Tuesday nhrt Wednesday.- "0 will Cason Posl 24 ( Legion Titos' members of Dud Lloyd Post of Mount ?,ion Cemetery. Tlie Rev. Mr. Sliaip? will officiate. Other than his father, he is survived by his slep-molhcr, Mrs. Earl Lnno; three brothers, Charles, J. M. anrt Ray, all of Steclc, and a half brother. Jimmy, 'n!so ot St.cele. German Undertaking Company Is fn clin'gc. —. ~. u ^., , ^^n, iiii, ,,, niu vuicrann of Sleelc. Mo., Foreign Wars Wednesday nigrii al Walls Hos- Mr. Pope will speak in place Joseph B.'Theobald, Regional In- n ™ . , , • sluallcc Officer of the VA, who wns ' originally schetlulctl to speak on this date. Mr. Theobald will b c un- Bevin for Return By End of 1948 Proposal Before Big 4 Calls for Filing of Data by June 1, 1948 'MOSCOW, Mai eh 2$. '(UP) -fJntlsh ForeiKft Mhiiater 'in ask(Sd th'e lodKy (o (i^niuiul return to Gorniail^ by ] •31,"'tn-18, all p Gofm«n pris- •> ol wai '.sjtiH held by the .Allies. ,- , Hcvin't, pio]iobd\ calle'l t)io occupying po\ver« to furnish the Allied Control Council in Merlin not tfdcr thtin Juno C 1<)47 their j ' »f nil loirtior rinfembcra o; tlie (7c'i-niun ui mci(( iorti'?. "The plans should Include pro- Islons v hereby (.uch rcpilrlntion would |,c completed by Dcc'onjbcr lt)-IB and covci any members of tho Cieiinnn armed forces who may hiivc brfij transfer! ed by my ol the cont i oiling powers lo uny oilier nlflcd powoi," Bcvln said. The piopo^! \ui<s Mibmlttid to tho minlsU'i', loday bul *-as nol discussed Somo 30CO,000 Ocrnun ers still iluj hold by liie" four r.owci.i nnd an undetermined number may. be held In other European lircns such an' tho former Eiitclllln countries. FnrclBii Mlnlitor V M Mobtov had told Ihc Big Four lhat Russia . hiul on her territory 890.532 Cieimini prlsonors This figure was consldnably lower than hncl previously estimated. When Mololov hiindcd in his flBiirC!, H wiw RUgijcsUid IhTif'» other < aeunitii prisoners might Imvo. been lent by the nuislai to othci| countilcs Cldnfcrjsnce Fiufe Third >v«k The Biltlsh have revcalri (hat ilK'f still hold 435,298 Geimah prlsonoih ontsl.dc Germany and the have 831,4*3 American:) hold a total of umy wsnti prhoni-ia of which only ips arn lirid ™,i^i,i» Qcnpany m no ^. -„ 'ts --, 'jr_ session at 1 only the -™,- meeting Bib' Tour deputies heard n re- porl by Jacques Rueff, president of the Inter-Allied Reparations Agency, that the German reparation program was a worse failure than tho leparallons debacle of- ter the first world war. While Secretary of State George Marshall sought to speed the work of the conference, the possibility was reported that the Soviets might bo icndy to agree on sev ral German Issues if (.ho WeilJrn powora would yield on German reparation-! Two key slnlcmenls, one in Ihe coordinating committee report,before the ministers, and the oth^r 1 by Soviet Deputy Minister AnHfl Vlshclnskj, showed that the ' Sc*- victs consltld tliclr demand* idr reparations, as Ihe crux of the entire conference. "Acccpumcc of rcparallpns from current production is the - absolute, condition of fie Soviet delegation's acceptance of the pri n gip lc o 'r econcnnr unity," the cOordln,U,-ig 'inmiUfc rcrorl said 11. was learned that Marshall is giving n sympithctlc ear to a, Plan by John Foster Dulles his Republican party adviser, for •placing the control of'the Ruhr.under neighboring Western European slulcs. Grand Jurors;;;;;' •'• _ Face Prospect;;£ i: Of Busy "Session r\ ' ' ., -; -" E)- ""M jmj- vvntjii it is empaneled'here Monday morning during the opening day of the criminal court session" for the Clncknsawba District of the Mis- s'ippi county circuit court. The first part of Monday's court work will be ofcupled with also em- panclliiB a petit jury. Circuit Judge preside* W ' Li8 ' U ° f Parasoul <i wi » Several cases already a re on th? docket for t'_:al during the court term. Highway Board Lets Contracts In Many Counties •LITTLE ROCK. Ark., March 29. <UP>—Awards and tentative awards totaling $M92,371 on road and bridge projects were made yesterday by the State Highway Commission. - . "• Tlie road projects total 36.9 miles in Jackson, Monroe, Crlttcnden, doss, pike, Sevier; Pulaskl and Polnsetl counlics. Bridge projcits were approved in. Pike, While, Jackson, Grant, Perry and CIcvc- Isnd counties. Several of tile contracts for -. ---f-i, — •— —.. UUJ . u^n-.v^iiM county roads wefs .awarded on & showers tonight, nnd in west portion tentative basis, ptnd ing-approval of todny. ooolci.' Sunday. i&mnry officials. . . able to appear nt these meetings due to n curtailment of travel funds, Mr. Pope said. Weather ARKANSAS—Partly cloudy t'> day, tonight and Sunday. Scattered

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